PayPal Phishing Scam - "Account Information Needs to be Updated"
June 11, 2015
PayPal users beware of the fake PayPal email message below: "Account Information Needs to be Updated," which was sent by scammers to trick PayPal users into clicking on a link within it that will take them to a fake or phishing PayPal webpage. The fake webpage will then attempt to steal their PayPal credentials and credit card information.
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The Fake or Phishing PayPal Email Message
Subject: Account information needs to be updated.
From: Pay/Pal (replyPay@online.com)
Please login to your Pay.Pal Account and visit the
Message Center section in order to read the message.
To Login, please click the link below:
© 2015 Pay_Pal Corporation. All rights reserved.
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake PayPal web page on a compromised website.
The link to the fake PayPal is: http://www.cswl168.com/us/login.htm.
The fake PayPal web page was designed by scammers to trick their potential victims into entering their PayPal username, password and credit card information.
If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the scammers, who will use it to steal their money.
If you are tricked into submitting your PayPal credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your PayPal password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your PayPal account, always go directly to: www.paypal.com and login from there.
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